Part of the Glyn Academies Trust

Chalklands Family Support Worker

 

Hello, my name is Tara Copard, I am the Chalklands Family Support Worker for two days a week here at Hillcroft Primary School. I bring with me several years experience both personally (as a parent & grandparent) and professionally, along with a good knowledge of people, places and things within the community and surrounding areas, to help support you and your family.

First and foremost I am ‘YOUR’ support, the parents/carers.  By making sure that all is well with you, the ripple effect of this ensures it will help settle your children too.  As we all know, when we decide to become parents we are not given a manual to help us on our journey. There is no ‘one-size fits all’ solution because our children are totally unique with their own individual personalities and needs. Sometimes a little additional help may be needed, we know and understand that parenting and life in general can be stormy and lonely. There are times at some point in our lives when we could all do with someone to walk alongside us during our struggles, that’s where I come in.

I also work very closely with the Thrive Practitioners in school, together this way of working enables us to provide support holistically, offering consistency, continuity and commitment to your whole family between us.

Support comes in many shapes and forms; a listening ear, a programme of sessions, signposting & referrals, help with housing issues, bereavement & loss, anxiety, parental separation, domestic abuse, parental mental wellbeing, Thrive connection sessions (parent/child), the list is endless, which also includes just allowing you to cry, rant and offload with me in a safe space.

You will find me on the gate Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, you can call (although a text works best initially) 07562 653223 or you can email tcopard1@glfschools.org. I may not be able to answer straight away but I will always get back to you as soon as I possibly can.